If you are a graduate or postdoctoral student interetsed in translational cancer research in nanotechnology, you may apply to the CRIN program by submitting the following materials to both Dr. Kummel ( and Tim Johnston (

  1. Identify two mentors: one clinical and one basic research who are CRIN faculty
  2. Submit two short letters of recommendation (<1 page), one from each of the two mentors.
  3. Submit three powerpoints for public disclosure: (1) the proposed research (remove all intellectual property); (2) a CV (no GPA, GREs etc); and (3) summary of education plan.
  4. Submit a ½ page educational plan and a ½ page research plan. For graduate students you need to show which courses you will take which provides cross training. See document below for details. You are welcome to request substitution from the list of required courses.
  5. You must promise in writing to attend CT2 lecture series, attend the Skaggs Nanomedicine lecture series, submit an F31 or supplement proposal to NCI by the end of year 1, and answer fairly detailed surveys required for evaluation of the program.
  6. Submit a CV, an unofficial transcript, and unofficial GRE scores (GREs only for graduate students).
Please review this document for further details regarding faculty members and their projects, education plans, evaluations, and sample student projects: Application and Overview (3.4MB).